PALFINGER Railway presents new workman basket at Innotrans 2018


PALFINGER Railway exhibits together with Palfinger Tail Lifts at the InnoTrans 2018, the leading international trade fair for transport technology which takes place every two years in Berlin.

3000 exhibitors from 60 countries and more than 140.000 visitors, InnoTrans has become established as international industry showplace and valuable driving force to the global rail industry. From 18 – 21 September 2018 inspiring innovations and ground-breaking world debuts are presented on 200.000 m2 in the segments Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. PALFINGER Railway will exhibit its workman basket BB 049 with new, convenient levelling mechanism.


Welcome to the PALFINGER Railway family:

the new BB 049 workman basket, which cannot fail to impress with its low transport position, easy operation and maximum robustness.

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The new PALFINGER Railway workman basket BB 049 made of aluminium with telescopic railing can be reduced to the common denominators of requiring little space and being quick to stow away while still providing outstanding performance, stability and safety. Railway workman baskets transform any crane into a fully-fledged access platform and are particularly efficient and effective when it comes to increasing the possible applications of your crane.

Space-saving storage and transport locking on the roof

The BB 049 can be placed directly on the roof of the carrier vehicle and is therefore ideal for use in confined spaces. The space saved can be put to more efficient use elsewhere. The newly developed rotary drive for the levelling system as well as the telescopic railing enable a low transport and stowage position with a total height of only 800 mm (in the transport position). The extremely user-friendly levelling mechanism ensures smooth and steady movements in all positions.

Simple and user-friendly to hook up and detach

Thanks to the optimised locking system between the extension boom and the basket, the BB 049 is straightforward and simple to hook up and detach and the locking bolts can be slid into place smoothly. Hooking up and detaching the basket does not require the crane to be moved, even when under the overhead lines or if it is also stored on the vehicle roof. On the loading surface, the basket can be detached in a position swivelled to 90°, which reduces the storage length.

Lightweight and robust equipment

The workman basket and telescopic railing are made of aluminium. This makes the equipment very lightweight and has a maximum loading capacity of 600 kg. An insertion tube installed in the corner opens up additional possible uses for even greater efficiency when working, such as for roller jaws (for adjusting overhead lines) or chain hoists (for loading the basket with tools or equipment with a maximum lifting capacity of 150 kg). All cable runs are protected, which reduces potential repair and maintenance costs. Electric, pneumatic and hydraulic connections for the operation of electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic tools provide the final touch and make the square basket into a real all-rounder.

Moreover, thanks to its conformity with EN280, the BB 049 guarantees maximum safety and meets the highest requirements for all work on mobile access platforms.

Want to experience the basket? Then visit us at stand 3.1/330 at the Innotrans in Berlin from 18 – 19 September 2018 and try out the new, convenient levelling mechanism for yourself. We look forward to your visit!

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